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Applications Of Narrative To The Engineering Decision Making Process And The Pedagogy Of Engineering Education, Todd Chaney Dusold Jan 2008

Applications Of Narrative To The Engineering Decision Making Process And The Pedagogy Of Engineering Education, Todd Chaney Dusold

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Narrative is defined as a basic form of human communication. It is through narrative that humans experience and comprehend life. Using narrative as a tool to improve communication and comprehension requires incorporating several components into a complete narrative structure. The components of a narrative consist of a story; that is, a sequence of events providing chronological order and context to a subject, and a method of discourse; that is, the means in which the story is told. Creating narrative allows for increased cognitive understanding of a subject because it is the way in which we as humans naturally communicate. This ...